viola hospital

Vaiola Hospital, Phone: +0011 676 23200

Vaiola Hospital, Nuku’alofa, is the main hospital in Tonga, situated on Taufa’ahau Road on the outskirts of the capital city, Nuku’Alofa. The existing hospital is facing a long term upgrade funded by World Bank in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and is a general medical and general surgical hospital.

The Health Departments are supervised by various chief medical officers including:

Diabetes Centre – Dr. Veisinia Vaha’i and Dr. Taniela Palu
Accidents /Emergency – Dr. Matamoana Tupou and Dr. Maletino Mafi
Dental Services- Dr. Sililo Tomiki
Eye, Ear and Throat & Clinical Services- Dr. Lei Saafi and Dr. Paula Vivili
Obstetrics & Gynecology Unit – Dr. Semisi Latu
Queen Salote School of Nursing and Head of Nursing – Sr. Sela Paasi


Medical Students & doctors that would like to volunteer in Tonga for a Medical Elective Placement should contact Ms. Temaleti Nauna Paongo(  Specialist doctors can contact the Medical Superintendent Dr Lisiate “Ulufonua (